Bury teenager stabbed 'stopping bullies'

A teenage boy was stabbed when he went to the aid of a boy who was being bullied by a gang in Bury, police said.

The 16-year-old helped the younger boy, aged 10 to 12, escape but was then stabbed by one of the gang who he then disarmed in Clarence Park on Sunday.

Det Sgt Darren Collins said: "The victim showed extreme bravery when confronting the gang and thanks to him, the young boy managed to escape."

The teenager suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Det Sgt Collins said: "Luckily the victim was not seriously hurt but if it wasn't for his self defence skills, the incident could have been a lot worse.

"I would always urge people to call police if they see a crime taking place rather than tackle offenders."

The 16-year-old was walking his dog when he saw the younger boy being pushed and shoved by a gang of four people.

When he intervened, one of the gang attacked him with a knife, cutting through his fleece and T-shirt, piercing his skin.

No arrests have yet been made.

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